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HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

Angola: The Mining Law Review

By João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana Angola is one of the greatest diamond producers in the world and has extensive reserves of valuable natural resources, notably diamonds, gold, iron ore, phosphates, copper, manganese, and many other mineral resources. Unfortunately, the civil war (1975–2002) had a tremendous impact on the mining industry, which was basically put […]

Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva A recent announcement by Canadian securities regulators demonstrates their growing concern with biased promotional materials, and highlights the risks to issuers when engaging with prospective investors. The regulators state that they are seeing promotional activities by issuers that are either untrue or unbalanced to such a degree that […]

Imprisonment fears allayed for arbitrators and experts involved in UAE-Seated arbitrations

By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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PwC’s German firm takes three department heads

PwC Veltins Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft – PricewaterhouseCoopers’ German law firm – has hired three heads of departments and their staff from rival Heuking Kuhn Luer Heussen Wojtek. Head of corporate and employment law Hans Stefan Korsch, head of IP Thomos Kerkhoff, and head of media, IT and telecommunications Michael Schmittmann are moving today (Monday). Schmittmann is well-known […]

Goldsmith Building appoints chambers director

Goldsmith Building is putting its future in the hands of a solicitor after appointing a Barlow Lyde & Gilbert partner as chambers director. Nigel Bamping, a litigation partner at Barlow Lyde, is leaving after 20 years to join the set on 17 April. His appointment follows the departure of Goldsmith’s highly-respected senior clerk Edith Robertson, […]

Two barristers quit merging Crown team

Two leading barristers are quitting the newly merged set of One Paper Buildings and 2 Crown Office Row to join rival 4 Paper Buildings. Dr Michael Powers QC and Dr Evelyn Pollock are understood to be unhappy at the way the merger is progressing and have taken the decision to leave. The decision to merge […]

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Nabarro Nathanson acted for Capital & Counties on its acquisition of a £42m property portfolio. Capital & Counties acts as property fund manager for authorised property unit trust Portfolio Property Fund. Deborah Lloyd, property partner at Nabarro Nathanson, led a team of two on the deal.

Peter Carter-Ruck loses media ace to booming Charles Russell

Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners, the leading defamation practice, has lost media partner Chris Hutchings to Charles Russell. Hutchings, a specialist in publishing and broadcasting law who counts Hello magazine among his clients, says he looks forward to joining the booming practice. Hutchings says: “The media and communications team [at Charles Russell] has grown exponentially, last […]

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